Arsenal and Atletico Madrid are discussing swap terms for Thomas Partey.
With the player himself said to be open to making the move, Gunners’ chiefs have offered Atletico the French pair in a potential swap deal – though the LaLiga side are not said to be keen on Alexandre Lacazette in particular at this moment in time.
“For sure they [Arsenal] spoke with Atletico Madrid,” journalist Fabrizio Romano told Lee Gunner on his YouTube channel.
“It was during the meeting they had for Thomas [Partey], the first time it was in July. They spoke about Matteo Guendouzi and they spoke also about Lacazette.
“But at the moment, Atletico Madrid was (sic) not going for Lacazette.”
Partey’s current deal runs until 2023, though it is reported that the impact of the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in Atletico being unable to offer the player a financially lucrative extension.
Atletico coach Diego Simeone is said to be very keen on keeping hold of his player, though talks between Partey and Atletico have not been fruitful.